Suhr Custom Modern Guitar, 5A Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard, Waterfall Burl Maple Top, Trans Burgundy
Ooooh-wee, here's a special Suhr for you - we're absolutely stoked to bring you this stunning Custom Modern with a highly figured waterfall burl maple top finished in a stunning Trans Burgundy! We waited a while for this one, but it was absolutely worth it. Our friends at Suhr knocked this custom order out of the park.
The Suhr Modern is Suhr's take on the "Superstrat", a hot-rodded platform for the modern-day player who's not afraid to deviate from the norm and needs a more aggressive look and sound, whilst still retaining the familiar shape, Suhr features, ease of use, and high-quality craftsmanship.
This custom axe is packed with features that are both beautiful and functional, such as the lightning-fast, perfectly-shaped roasted maple neck that remains ultra stable through the elements while feeling amazing to play. The neck on this one is especially gorgeous because not only is it roasted, but also features absolutely insane 5A Birdseye Maple figuring throughout. And of course, we couldn't go another paragraph without mentioning the waterfall burl maple top under the stunning red finish, which not only adds some high-end cut to the guitar's acoustic voice, but also has some of the most unique grain figuring we've ever seen, and looks absolutely mesmerizing from any angle you look at it.
We also love how this guitar retains features from Suhr's more vintage-style models, such as the gold-plated Gotoh 510 bridge with a steel tremolo block and the locking tuners. The bridge is especially cool because, well, let's face it - the double-locking tremolo that usually comes on this style of guitar is awesome, but isn't for everyone. Opting for the standard 2-point trem and locking tuner configuration ensures both easy maintenance while still getting pretty much all the way there in terms of tuning stability and usage. Beyond its looks, it's clear from the specifications of this model that John and the gang took a minute to sit down and think about what the most practical guitar would be for a player who wants to focus on playing and sounding their best with no obstruction.
The pickup selection is another example of Suhr practicality. You have the SSV in the neck which has a more "PAF" level of output, and as a neck pickup, its clear voice ensures that it still works great for high-gain liquid leads while still being able to pull off vintage rock and shimmering clean tones. Then you have the SSH+ in the bridge, which provides a powerful and aggressive voice that can roll heads with some gain. Along with the extra splitting options the controls provide, Suhr ensured that the pickup set isn't just a set of outright high-output monsters that tend to be useless clean, and instead have the ability to cover just about any genre you can throw at them.
In your face with its looks, and has the tone to match - that's this Suhr Custom Modern.
At Suhr we believe that great instruments inspire great performances. Every detail of the Modern was carefully considered when we set out to craft an instrument that upholds this belief. The Modern shape is our high-performance take on the 24 fret design.
FRETS - Jumbo Stainless Steel (.057″ x .110″)
Stainless steel frets offer silky smooth bending and long-lasting playability. Every Suhr receives a PLEK fret dress, ensuring the best possible string action, playability and intonation.
The sculpted heel of the Modern allows for easy access to all 24 frets. For optimum tone and stability, the neck joint must not be too tight or too loose, therefore all of our neck pockets are precisely fitted by hand, by expert craftsmen.
MODERN BODY SHAPE
The Modern shape has a unique asymmetrical body that balances superbly with the extended 24-fret neck. Fast, sleek and sexy looking, the Modern shape will feel right at home to players who were weaned on the popular and innovative shapes that came into vogue in the 80’s.
Great care is taken to ensure that the thinnest possible layers of finish are applied. Our finishing process provides an unparalleled combination of protection, beauty, and tone. This allows the wood to resonate freely while still providing ample protection.
HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS
This Custom Modern includes an HH pickup configuration with a Gotoh 510 bridge. It utilizes a 5-way mega-switch to serve up an array of versatile split-coil tones.
The Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge features dual steel knife edge pivot points to provide greater functionality and years of trouble free performance. The 510’s steel block increases sustain and tuning stability.
SUHR LOCKING TUNERS
Equipped with staggered Suhr Locking Tuners, which provide an 18:1 gear ratio, improved tuning stability, and no need for a traditional string tree.
The 5-way pickup selector switch gives you access to a variety of humbucking and authentic split-coil tones. The treble bleed circuit ensures consistent tone as you roll down the volume control, and is out of the circuit when the volume is on 10.
- Model: Modern HH
- Color: Trans Burgundy
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Top: Waterfall Burl Maple
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: 5A Roasted Birdseye Maple
- Neck: 5A Roasted Birdseye Maple, Satin Finish
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 16"
- Neck Profile: Modern Elliptical .780 - .830
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Frets: 24, Stainless Steel, Jumbo
- Neck Pickup: SSV
- Bridge Pickup: SSH+
- Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone (push/pull to split bridge)
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Gotoh 510 Tremolo
- Tuners: Suhr Locking
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Case: Hardshell Case
- Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs.